Ariel Pink, who basically invented the hypnogogic sound of the last two, three years, has a lot of interesting things on the go, it seems.
In V Magazine’s music issue, he discusses the concept for the follow up to their wonderful last album, 2010’s ‘Before Today’ [4AD]. It will be “[loosely] based on a childhood movie that I made with my cousins, basically a combination of Ghost and Ford Fairlane. It’s like a rock-and-roll detective story. There’s a rock star who dies onstage and his brother wants to get to the bottom of the caper.” The record will apparently be called ‘A Death in Hollywood’.
He also shed some light on the group’s changing working practice: “It will be the band’s job to ‘decode’,” he says. “Now they kind of understand me. It’s all very intuitive. There’s no demos, nothing to fall back on. It really is a step in the evolution of the band, and it’s very exciting for me.”
R Stevie Moore, Gandalf to Ariel Pink’s Frodo, is collaborating with the LA native again, on a 35 track album in-no-way disgracefully named ‘Ku Klux Glam’. Listen to a rough draft below.
Finally, Ariel discussed his ideas for a werewolf movie produced, scored and starring Ariel. Written by Dave Gebroe, the movie has the working title ‘Bad Vibes’. It’s set in the 60s and about “a band called the Sunrise Majesty, which is a mixture of Sly and the Family Stone and Jefferson Airplane. There’s already a whole backstory and mythology around them that’s pretty elaborate.”